A multidisciplinary group of Lithuanian scientists led by Prof. Arminas Ragauskas, head of the Research Laboratory of Telematics at the Kaunas University of Technology, invented the first non-invasive device for monitoring intracranial pressure and thus solved a puzzle the World’s brightest minds had been struggling with for over a century. The breakthrough technology will help head injury doctors save thousands of lives and will take astronauts a step further in long distance space travel. The device been patented in Europe, the US, and Japan and mass production should start in the nearest future. It still remains for the team to secure sufficient funding, decide on the product design, and obtain CE and FDA certificates. Currently the project is supported by the European Commission and several US agencies, but high hopes are placed in Horizon 2020, the soon-to-be-launched EU program designed specifically for spin-offs and start-ups. Prof. Ragauskas and his team have gained international recognition: they are talking with General Electric Medical, Philips Medical, and NASA, are winning EC projects, and receive funding from the US Department of Defense, yet the Kaunas scientists take pride in retaining all intellectual property rights in Lithuania.
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On April 3-4, 2012 representatives of the Government Agency Enterprise Lithuania met with Estonian counterparts, Event Ambassadors and the key life sciences sector players in the market to discuss International Conference Life Sciences Baltics 2012. Meetings took place in Tallinn and Tartu. Estonian partners presented their vision and foreseen input and expressed great enthusiasm in relation to the coming Forum.
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On April 2, 2012 a meeting at the Embassy of Lithuania in Latvia united 20 Latvian Event Ambassadors and key sector players. Mr. P.Lukauskas, Managing Director of the Government Agency Enterprise Lithuania presented International Conference Life Sciences Baltics 2012. Organizational matters and cooperation aspects, including Latvian lectors had been discussed, as well as the strength of Latvian life sciences sector and the way forward.
2012 04 02
LAWIN, internationally highest ranked business law firm in the Baltics, was launched in 2004 by Lepik & Luhaaar (Estonia), Klavins & Slaidins (Latvia) and Lideika, Petrauskas, Valiunas ir partneriai (Lithuania), leading law firms in each jurisdiction since their very foundation in the beginning of 1990‘s. With over 140 legal professionals working in five practice groups, LAWIN is ideally positioned to provide the highest caliber, specialized legal services both domestically and on a pan-Baltic dimension. For more information about Life Sciences Baltics 2012 Legal partner, please visit http://www.lawin.com
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On April 2 -4, 2012 Mr Lukauskas, Managing Director of the Government Agency Enterprise Lithuania, the Main Organizer of International Conference Life Sciences Baltics 2012, will be visiting Latvia and Estonia with the purpose of meeting the Ambassadors of the said countries. The objective of these meetings is to discuss progress and the way forward.
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ScanBalt, the Nordic-Baltic Region's organization for the Health and Life science community (http://www.scanbalt.org/home) has become the partner of the Life Sciences Baltics 2012. ScanBalt is a non-profit member association which promotes the development of ScanBalt BioRegion as a globally competitive macro-region and innovation market.
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International Conference Life Sciences Baltics 2012 will be taking place at the 5 star Hotel and Conference & Meeting Centre Le Méridien Vilnius, which lies amidst the lush countryside and is only a short drive from Vilnius city centre and the old town. The hotel offers its guests a good range of services, including well-appointed rooms and suites, conference rooms, excellent dining facilities, a golf course, extensive leisure & sports facilities, including a full service on-site SPA. For more information about the Conference venue please visit http://www.lemeridienvilnius.com
2012 03 15
Life Sciences Baltics 2012 has already united over 70 Event Ambassadors in Lithuania and is now actively inviting prominent scientists and business representatives of the life sciences sector from Latvia and Estonia to join the group of Event Ambassadors in their respective countries. The meetings of Latvian and Estonian Ambassadors with the representatives of Enterprise Lithuania, the main organizer of the event, are scheduled for the beginning of April 2012.
2012 03 12
Latvian Biotechnology Association has become a partner of Life Sciences Baltics 2012. Latvian Biotechnology Association will represent Latvian biotechnology sector at the Conference. In Latvia the Association is promoting biotech industry and encouraging the embracement of various methods that can to be useful for the development of Latvian economy and international cooperation. For more information about our new partner, please visit http://www.latbiotech.lv.
2012 03 08
On March 7, 2012, during the official visit of Mr. Gintaras Steponavicius, Minister of Education & Science, Republic of Lithuania to the Trevisio Medical Centre, Houston (USA), International Conference Life Sciences Baltics 2012 had been presented. At this high-level meeting the benefits for the US researchers and companies via cooperation with Lithuanian most advanced valleys had been discussed.